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FORAGING SQUAD RETURNING TO CAMP WITH A DROVE OF STEERS TO FEED
ONE OF TP FRENCH BRIGADES. at Dinant Saturday, when he says the French defeated the German* and drove them from the place, state*: "The general scheme of the Frcnch plan teemed to be to turn the Germans out of Dinant by a crushing force after having first allowed them to enter it, and, secondly, to drive them back gen erally toward Rochefort. a town twenty-si* miles south of Huy. "In both objects I believe they suc ceeded. It was a magnificent sight to see the French chasseurs advance, looking like a huge flock of crows on a yellow field." Telegraphing from Brussels, the Standard correspondent says: "As a result of a series of careful aeroplane reconnaissances Bc'glan lead ers believe the main part of the Ger man army is concentrating at Luxem burg. "The German plan revealed In the latest troops movements indicates an approaching attempt to break through the center of the French line and deal a crushing blow at the most vital apot In France." No Move Toward Brussels. A Brussels dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Company says: "No German movement Is reported to ward Brussels, and there does not seem to be further fear of such advances. The German tactics appear to have been badly disorganized by the resistance of the Liego forts, which are still Intact. "Since Friday the advance of the French has become very determined, with the result that the French victory at Dinant will prove Important. "The Belgian army is strongly In trenched to the north, and the German attack on Haelen and Dlest has been broken up. It therefore la safe to con clude that the position of the allies Is excellent. Every day that has passed has strengthened their chances for final victory." Eyewitness of Dinant Battle. The Times correspondent at Namur., neljlsm. who witnessed the fighting at Dinant Saturday, says: "The battle occupied .a whole day, but was made up of two actions. The first continued from morning until 2 o'clock %the afternoon. The second occupied ? remainder of the afternoon. From ? early morning, when the Germans took possession of a part of Dinant on the left bank of the Meuse, and a regiment of French infantry advanced at the same time from the south to the north and occupied the other side of the town, skirmishes between the two forces pro ceeded throughout the forenoon. "In the afternoon the fighting took the form of an artillery engagement. The French Infantry withdrew from the town into the woods at the side of the Meuse four miles from the river. "The artillery men took charge of the battle at the same moment a French In fantry regiment, advancing along the Meuse on the right tank from Houx, at the south of Namur. flung itself on the Germans In the town and, aided by artil lery. drove them off. Then from 3 o clock | until C o'clock the two armies were en gaged In an artillery duel across the] town. It was always the Germans who were retiring along the hills to the south of the town, and always the French wno moved forward their batteries little by little Gradually the French drove the Germans southward, probably along the road to Han-sur-Lesse, pursuing all the time with infantry and chasseurs. "To all appearances the French artillery made better practice than the German. The number of killed and wounded must have been heavy." Attempt to Destroy Namur. Another dispatch to the Times from Namur, Belgium, says: "Several attempts have been made by the Germans to destroy this town by means of an attack with aeroplane bombs within the past few days. On Friday an aviator dropped three bombs during a fast flight across the city. One of these fell on the sidewalk of the bridge D'Oma 11.1. injuring five men. The other bombs did no damage. Saturday a bomb struct the roof of the railway station, injuring one man, but doing slight damage to the building. Seven bombs dropped at other points In the town did not harm." A dispatch to the Reuter Telegram Company from Brussels, timed 10 o'clock Sunday night, says that an official com munication Issued Sunday evening said calm prevailed round Tlrlemont and that the Germans were falling back on Herck lavllle to recuperate. According to the communication, there were unimportant outpost affairs at other points in the direction of Wavre. It stated also that the German cavalry, previously defeated by the Belgians, after a two-day truce attempted to renew the offensive, but after an Insignificant skirmish were repulsed. DRIVE BAVARIANS BACK French Report Prisoner* Complain of Being Poorly Fed. PARIS, August IT.?An official dis patch.vlssued last night says: "The French have succeeded In driving further back the Bavarian corps, which bad already retreated near Cirey. "Germans taken prisoners after the bat tle at Magienne and Blllom declared the French fire demoralized them. "A number of Poles captured asserted that they sought to be taken. "Some of the Germans declared the war absurd, and said It had been opposed in numerous cities. ... . . . ? "The prisoners complained of being poorly fed." BOTJTO FOR MOSCOW. Emperor and Empress and Crown prince Leave St. Petersburg. LONDON. August IT, 1:15 a.m.?A Renter dispatch from St. Petersburg ?ays the Russian emperor and empress. Crown Prince Alexis and the imperial grand duchesse* have left for Moscow. GERMAN WARSHIP SCARRED, FINDS REFUGE IN NORWAY Dreadnought Reported in Harbor Said to Have Been Put Out of Action. LONDON*, August 17. 2:15 p.m.?A dis patch from Amsterdam to the Central News says the captain of the Dutch steamer Epsllon on his arrival at Yuml den today reported seeing a German dreadnought In the harbor at Trondhjem, Norway, which had been put out of ac tion. Her funnels were smashed and on one side she was scarred with holes from shell Ore. No confirmation of the report has reach ed the official news bureau here. A Lloyds dispatch from Amsterdam says the Dutch steamer Kinderijh, of 1,378 tons, has arrived at Yuroiden with her bows damaged and some of her crew hurt, whtle others were missing. She re ported having been In collision with a British torpedo boat. Naval Battle Reported. A dispatch to Router's Telegram Com pany from Nlsh, Servla, under date of Sunday, says: "A naval battle between KYench and Austrian warships began off Budua, Aus tria, In the Adriatlo at 0 o'clock this morning. The French squadron, coming from' the southwest, attacked the Aus trian warships. Two Austrian ironclads were sunk, one was set on Are and a fourth fled northward toward Cattaro. The fight lasted over an hour." Official circles In London have not re ceived any confirmation of the reported French naval success over the Austrian warships in the Adriatic. A dispatch from Rome to the Exchange Telegraph Company says it is reported from Ancona that four British battle ships 'chased the Austrian cruisers Aurora and Sxigetvar, which were blockading Antivari. The Austrian vessels were pur sued until they took refuge in the naval station at Fola. Austria Making- Preparations. Telegraphing from Rome the corre spondent of the Central News says Austria's preparations for defense in the Adriatic sea are being concentrated around her naval base at Pola, near the south extremity of the peninsula of Is tria. and that other measures are being taken In case a withdrawal from Trieste and Dalmatla becomes essential. A dispatch from Copenhagen says the Politiken publishes a telegram from Constantinople stating that Russia has demanded from Turkey permission for the unrestricted passage through the Dardanelles of the Russian Black sea fleet. The Russian fleet in the Black sea since the beginning of warlike opera tions has captured about a hundred German and Austrian merchant vessels trading in those waters. Many of them were tank steamers conveying oil. ROME. August 17.?The Giornale D'Ita lia. commenting on the approaching strug gle in the Adriatic sea between the An glo-French and Austrian war vessels, says: "It seems Impossible there should be a naval light In those waters without the participation of the descendants of the great Venetian republic." , The newspaper adds that "the names of the ships likely to be engaged show which civilisations are confronting each other. Austrian vessels bear the names of Tegethoff and Radetzky, who personi fied the worst tyranny of Austria over the Italians, whlie four of the French vessels bear the names Voltaire, Danton, Mirabeau and Diderot" It Is announced that navigation in the northern Adriatic sea Is dangerous be cause of the mines strewn by the Aus trian* as a defense against a possible Anglo-French naval attack. AUSTRIANS ARE REPULSED IN INVASION OF SERVIA Serb Artillery Checks Advance of Enemy's Troops, but Vienna Declares Country Entered at Several Places. LONDON, August 17 (6:36 am.).?The correspondent of the Reuter Telegram Company, at Nlab, Bervia, telegraphing under date of August IS, says: "Our troops at Buyak, near Lyma, suc cessfully repelled the enemy. Near Kun achltsa, opposite Losnltza, the enemy has thrown a bridge across the Drina and for tified its position on both banks. "Austrian troops at 11 o'clock Thursday night tried to pass the Save river under protection of artillery, but were com pelled to retire in disorder by a well sus tained Servian cannonade. Many were taken prisoners." The dispatch adds that two boatloads of Austrian soldiers were sunk near Bel grade by Servian artillery. All attempts by the Austrians to pierce Servian territory on the Danube at Tekl, near the junction of the Austrian, Rou manian and Servian frontiers, have failed. Austria Invades Servla. A Vienna dispatch to Reuters says It is seml-offlcially announced that the Aus trian troops have invaded Servla at sev eral points. The Venice correspondent of the Dally Mall says martial law has been declared In Carinthla, Carniola, Trieste, Istria and Gors by the general commanding the Austrian army corps at Grata There is a considerable movement of troops on both sides of the frontier, the correspondent adds, and searchlights are constantly playing over the territory along the border. A German spy has been arrested at the Italian naval station at Spezla. The following by wireless from Berlin was given to London newspapers* "The reports of a btK Austro-Servlan battle are untrue." Continue to Bombard Belgrade. NISH, Servla. August 17. Belgrade, the Servian capital, was bombarded heavily from 5 o'clock to 7 o'clock Saturday aft ernoon. when shells fell Into the city at the rate of sixteen a minute and caused considerable damage. The Servian artillery finally succeeded in silencing the Austrian guns. The artillery duel was renewed again early Sunday along the whole front from Obrenoitats on the river Save and also along the Danube. Many buildings In Belgrade were burned. REPORTS PARALYSIS BY WAR TO AUSTRIAN AND GERMAN TRADE LONDON, August 17, 3:30 a.m.?The correspondent of the Chronicle sends an Interview with an unnamed American business man, who just arrived at the French capital from Berlin by way of Hamburg and Vienna He says: "Business of every sort Is at a stand Still throughout Austria and Germany. Business men frankly recognise that the war, whether successful or not, has de livered a terrible blow to German trade for generations. "In Germany's best markets here goods will be taboo for many years. The state of uneasiness in Berlin is increasing con stantly. No news appears except that Issued by the official agency, and this It meager. Husbanding- Food Betonrces. "Both Germany and Austria are hus banding their food resources carefully. A severe pinch in this respect probably will be felt soon. "In Berlin the most extraordinary rumors are In circulation, such as that a revolution has occurred In Russia, and that great Hres are burning in Paris. "The feeling against England Is most bitter, but little interest is taken in the campaign against Russia, which most German people seem to regard as unim portant." DRASTIC CENSORSHIP WITHHOLDS NEWS OF THE BRITISH MOVEMENTS LONDON, August 17.?The censorship ' put into effect by the British authorl- I ties over the movements of the em- | plre's armed forces, afloat and in Bel- I glum. Is effective to a remarkable de gree. Not one word of news has come through for several days past concern ing British military or naval activities. Censored dispatches from Brussels and Paris have frequently referred to the presence of British troops arraysd against the forces of Germany, but not one word has been allowed to come through from any source to indicate what the numerical strength of the British field army may be or where the units may be located. Equal secrecy shrouds the move ments of the British warships, believed to be holding the German fleet in check In the North sea. Not one word has come through of the position of any British or German battleship, erulser or torpedo boat in these watera So far as the general public is con cerned, naval activities in European waters are a sealed book. WILSON DISCUSSES LOSS OF REVENUE Simmons and Underwood Plan for Income to Augment Customs. ANY LEGISLATION MUST BE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD Question of Panama Bond Issue Not Considered Seriously Yet?Mer chant Harine Also Talked Over. Consideration of the problem of rais i In? money to offset losses in customs i resources due to the outbreak of the European war continued today at the White House. The President saw Sen ator Simmons, chairman of the Senate finance committee, and Representative Underwood, chairman of the House ways and means committee, and dis cussed the question. Earlier the President told callers that he had not arrived at an opinion as to the best means for raising: the nec essary additional revenue. He said the possibility of issuing: Panama canal bonds to meet the expected deficiency had not been seriously considered by the administration. Secretary McAdoo has informed the President and Congress that he must have (100,000,000 of additional revenue this fis cal year. The President also discussed with visit ors some of the proposed measures for increasing transportation facilities to for eign countries in view of the complicated European situation. Kay Urge War Bisks. The question of American insurance against war risks is likely to be advo cated by the President as one of the sure means of gaining accessions to the Amer ican merchant marine. The President told visitors today that this subject is under consideration, but nothing definitely de cided on. He did say, however, that what ever fair measures can be passed that will aid in a permanent American mer chant marine will have the backing of the administration. Messrs. S.mmons and Underwood said, after their conference with the President, that no steps will be taken by Congress for some weeks toward the passage of legislation for additional revenues, and that in the meantime various sug gestions on that subject will be con sidered. There are sufficient funds in the Treas ury to meet the demands of the govern ment for a number of months to come, and. pending the preparation of the actual bills. Congress and officials of the gov ernment will have opportunity to study Just how far revenue from imports are liable to be cut. Mr. Underwood intimated today that a temporary revenuemeasure of this kind would have to be enforced longer than now believed. Inasmuch as the manufac tures of Germany, France and the other countries would be seriously injured for years to come, thereby reducing impor tations tothis and all other countries. Any bill prepared, therefore, will be more lasting in its duration than has been con templated. It is pretty well agreed that an issue of bonds will not meet the sit uation as Well as legislation for more revenues. Advocates Silver Purchases. Government purchase of more silver to help out the smelters and producers in the far west, was urged at a conference today between Secretary McAdoo and Senator Smoot of Utah. The Treasury recently purchased 91,175,000 of silver at various places and Senator Smoot asked that a similar large purchase be made as soon as possible. The matter was taken under advise ment. 10,000 CHILDREN IN PAGEANT. Will Take Part in Spectacle Showing Manhattan Island Growth. NEW YORK, August 17.?Ten thousand children will take part in a pageant in Central Park on August 29 under the auspices of the New York tercentenary commission to show the commercial. In dustrial and educational development on Manhattan Island from the time, 300 years ago, when a crew of Dutch sailors landed here to trade with the Indians. The actors in the spectacle will be the boys, girls and play leaders from the park playgrounds, recreation piers, bridge esplanades, play lots and street playgrounds of Manhattan borough. POPE STILL CONTINUES WEAK. Pontiff Suffers From Bronchial Ca tarrh and Is Hoarse." ROME, August 16 (0:45 p.m.), via Paris. August 17 (6:50 turn.).?Dr. Marchiafava again Visited Pope Pius tonight and found the pontiff boars, and still suffering from bronchial catarrh. There had also been a slight rise in temperature. Th. medicine bad induced a marked perspiration, but this appeared to have relieved the pa tient, who, however, gives evidence of continued weakness. t JAPAN DEMANDS GERMANY SHALL LEAVE FAR EAST Ultimatum Expected to Be Followed by Another Dec laration of War. KAISER GIVEN ONE WEEK TO DEPART FROM CHINA la "Adriged," With Threat of Ac tion, to Withdraw Warships and Evacuate Protectorate. 17. S. IS OFFICIALLY UTFOBMED Inspired Utterances' Indicate Great Britain Has Given Assent on Ground of maintaining Peace in Asia. DEMANDS OF JAPAN. "First?To withdraw immediately from Japanese and Chinese waters German men-of-war and armed vessels of all kinds and to dis arm at once those which cannot be so withdrawn. "Second?To deliver on a date not later than September 15 to the imperial Japanese authorities, with out condition or compensation, the entire leased territory of Klau Chau, with a view to the eventual restoration of the same to China." TOKIO, August IT.?Japan sent an ulti matum to Germany Saturday night at 8 o'clock, demanding the withdrawal of German warships from the orient and the evacuation of Klau-Chau and giving Ger many until noon Sunday, August 23, to comply with the demand. Otherwise, the ultimatum states, Japan will take action. \ The general expectation here is that the ultimatum will be followed by war. Takaaki Kato, the Japanese foreign minister, simultaneously with the dis patch of the ultimatum, conferred with George W. Guthrie, the American am bassador, and made to him a broad state ment calculated to assure the United States that American interests In the far east would be safeguarded and the in tegrity of China upheld. Sent by Six Boutea. Owing to doubts whether communica ! tion with Berlin were assured, Japan. ! In order to Insure the arrival of the ultl j matum, forwarded It to Berlin by six channels, Including Washington, London and Stockholm. The government also | notified Count von Rex. German ambas sador to Japan, and likewise retarded the time limit for a reply until noon, August 23. Count Okuma. the Japanese premier, to day Invited the peers, the newspaper men and the leading business men of Toklo to come to his office at noon, at 4 o'clock and at tf o'clock in the afternoon, re spectively, when he made known to them the terms of the ultimatum. Count Okuma. the premier, and Ta kaaki Kato, the foreign minister, ad dressed meetings of merchants, mem bers of parliament and others, and coun seled a calm attitude. They declared that Janan had no ambition for territorial ag giVndlsement. No TT. S. Interference. In reply to a question propounded by a merchant, the foreign minister une quivocally denied reports that the United States bad Interfered in any way in the situation, and. he added, the United States was not likely to. He said the American government would be fully in formed as to the Japanese position. The ultimatum follows: "We consider it highly Important and necessary in the present situation to take measures to remove the causes of all dis turbances of the peace in the far east, and to safeguard the general Interests as contemplated by the agreement of al liance between Japan and Great Britain. "In order to secure a firm and endur ing peace in eastern Asia, the establish ment of which Is the aim of the said agreement, the Imperial Japanese govern ment sincerely be.leves it to be Its duty to give the advice to the Imperial Ger man government to carry out the follow ing two propositions: Must Withdraw and Disarm. "First, to withdraw Immediately from Japanese and Chinese waters German men-of-war and armed vessels of all kinds, and to disarm at once those which cannot be so withdrawn. "Second, to deliver on a date not later than September 10 to the Imperial Jap anese authorities, without condition nor compensation, the entire leased territory of Klauchau, with a view to the eventual restoration of the same to China. "The Imperial Japanese government an nounces at the same time that in the event of it not receiving by noon on Au gust 23, 1914, an answer from the Im perial German government signifying Its unconditional acceptance of the above ad vice offered by the imperial Japanese government Japan will be compelled to take such action as she may deem neces sary to meet the situation." Aggressions of Germany. Inspired utterances express regret at the Inability to maintain neutrality, but say that Great Britain, the ally of Japan, Is compelled to defend heraelf against the aggressions of Germany. Moreover, It is pointed out that Germany Is making preparations day and night at Klauchau, where it Is storing provisions, while 'ts warships are scouring the seas of eastern Asia to the great detriment of commerce, and that its converted cruisers are seiz ing English merchant vessels. Such actions. It is argued, are directly calculated to disturb the peace of eastern Asia, and, accordingly, after full and frank communication with Britain, Japan has found herself compelled to send an ultimatum to Germany. The Japanese war office summoned all newspaper men at 1 o'clock this afternoon in order that they might receive instruc tions in regard to the publication of news in the event of a state of war com ing Into force. What German Possessions Are. Klau-Chau, from which Japan has de manded the withdrawal of Germany, Is a town on the peninsula of Shantung, China, leased with adjoining territory by Germany in 1888, and soon afterward made a protectorate. The German territory has an area of about 200 square miles. Germany also controls an extended water front. Tslng tau, the seaport In the territory con trolled by Germany, Is strongly fortified. Text of the Alliance Pact Between Japan and England; Basis for the Ultimatum The text of the offensive and defensive alliance between Japan and Great Brit GERMANY'S HOLDING IN CHINA, EVACUATION OF WHICH IS DEMANDED BY JAPAN. ain, under which Japan has now Issued an ultimatum to Germany, follows: "Agreement of Alliance Between the United Kingdom and Japan. "Signed at London. July 13, 1911. r)'Tr*amb,<: The government of Great Britain and the government of Japan. whVjfk vi'w the Important changes which have taken place In the situation j since the conclusion of the Anglo-Japa ??T?emeTit of the 12th August. 1005. ana believing that a revision "of that agreement responding to such changes wuld contribute to general stability and repose, have agreed upon the following stipulations to replace the agreement above mentioned, such stipulations hav ing the same object aa the said agree . ment, namely: , "(a) The consolidation and maintenance I or the general peace in the regions of eastern Asia and of India; "(b) The Preservation of the common interests of aU powers in China by insur ing the independence and integrity of the Chinese empire and the principle of equal opportunities for the commerce and In dustry of all nations in China; "(c) The maintenance of the territorial rights of the high contracting parties In the regions of eastern Asia and of In dia, and the defense of their special In terests In the said regions. Common Interests Defined. "Article I. It Is agreed that when ever In the opinion of either Great Britain or Japan, any of the rights and interests referred to in the preamble of this agreement are In Jeopardy, the two governments will communicate with one another fully and frankly, and will con sider in common the measures which should be taken to safeguard those menaced rights or interests. "Article II. If by reason of unprovok ed attack or aggressive action, wherever arising, on the part of any power or powers, either high contracting party should be Involved in war In defense of its territorial rights or special Interests mentioned in the preamble of this agree ment, the other high contracting party will at once come to the assistance of Its ally, and will conduct the war In com mon, and make peace In mutual agree ment with it. Article III. The high contracting par ties agree that neither of them will, with out consulting the other, enter Into sepa rate arrangements with another power to the prejudice of the objections described in the preamble of this agreement. I "Article IV. Should either hlfch con tracting party conclude a treaty of gen eral arbitration with a third power. It la agreed that nothing In this agreement shall entail upon such contracting party an obligation to go to war with the power with whom such treaty of arbitra tion la in force. Provisions for Armed Assistance. "Article V. The condition under which assistance shall be afforded by either power to the other In the circum stances mentioned in the present agree ment, and the means by which suoh assistance is to be made available, will be arranged by the naval and military authorities of the high contracting parties, who will from time to time consult one another fully and freely upon all questions of mutual Inter est. ' Article VI. The present agreement shall come Into effect Immediately after the date of Its signature, and remain In force for ten years from that date ! 'In case neither of the high contract ing partlea should have notified twelve months before the expiration of the said ten years the Intention of ter minating it, it shall remain binding un- I til the expiration of one year from thei day on which either of the high con- i tracing parties shall have denounced) It. But if, when the date fixed for Its expiration arrives, either ally Is actu ally engaged In war, the aUIance shall. Ipso facto, oontlnue until peace la con cluded. (Signed) "E. QRET, "Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Etc. ... k '7AKAAKI KATO. Ambassador Extraordinary " .JE!1? f?r??oln* ?? the latest revised tfon" ?ne "r#Bent In opera-1 DECLINES TO MAKE COMMENT. German Charge Decline* to Discuss Japanese Demands. NEWPORT, R. L, August 17.?In the absence of any communication from his government on the ultimatum Japan has Sent to Germany, Hanlel Von Halmhausen, charge d'affaires at the German embassy, declined to dlsouas the matter. Mf- Von Halmhausen announced he would close the summer embassy here August 19 and return to Washington. THINK DEMAND SEASONABLE. ' Japanese Newspapers Comment on ^ Ultimatum to Germany. TOKIO, August 17?The Japanese newspapers, commenting today upon the ultimatum sent by Japan Satur day to Germany demanding the with drawal of German warships from the nho.l1 .and'he evacuation of Kiau W be' r.a?onhaebV?n"de' the d??Utoent play?dahJer?an Mnt,ment been dls JAPANESE CBUISEE COALS, Idzumo's Captain Has Orders to Sail on Quick Notice. SAN DIEGO, Cal., August 17.?The Japanese armored cruiser Idzumo, Capt Morlyama commanding, has received or fhirt ? T?Wo to h" t0 ?? upon thirty minutes' notice. ? The Japanese commander has sought permission to All all bunkers with fuel. J?" ?raBted- Japanese sailors worked steadily yesterday loading Capt. Morlyama expects to leave pert In twenty-four hours, but said he did not believe the Idsumo would return to Japan for some time. not >'et completed," he missiorMs refused to state what the The German cruiser Leipzig has hun no^.in?*th'r jo*" i?r*"c,*co her com panion, the Nurn berg, is further north. GERMAN IS REFUSED COAL AT SAN FRANCISCO PORT Collector Acts Against the Leipsig to Pre serve Neutrality of the United States, Notwithstanding Protest. SAN FRANCISCO. Aur?t 17.?The German crul?er Lelpxlg. which came Into port before dawn today, moved Into "Man-o'-war Row" later In the day and began to take on coal and supplies. Con tracts already had been placed with coal, victualing. towing and lightering com panies by the acting German consul. Permission In writing, however, had not been formally requested, and as soon as the collector of the port learned that coaling had begun without his authority he ordered It stopped until the formali ties had been completed. The acting German consul protested, but the collector was Arm. Inspector Bulger, he said, would examine the cruiser's bunkers, report how much coal she needed to take her to Apia, and that much and no more would Be per U. S. HOLDS ALOOF IN THE JAPANESE (Continued from First Page.) east In Issuing an ultimatum to Gar many to relinquish the port of Klau Chau may be the flret step toward the Japanese emperor's plan to gain a stronger foothold on the Asiatls con tinent was crystallised today to a resolution Introduced In the House by Representative Britten of Chicago The resolution calU on the Secretary Japanese fefCTorT oral's ttSg? territory to Japanoranyotherfor Pw?irheor?t0rthaenyunrn'd?tIo?0a,l con sent of the Chinese government. The Britten resolution waefremed after consultation with men ASaSSS srrs?33s*?3i to take what the resoluUonalege." an offensive step toward an ultlmat control of large porUons of Chinese territory. The Britten Resolution. Representative Britten's resolution states: _ , "It Is announced that Japan has is sued an ultimatum to Germany, de manding the withdrawal from Japanese and Chinese waters of all German men of-war and armed veseeUofallkinds and to disarm at once all thoee that cannot be withdrawn; and to deliver on a date not later than September^ to the Imperial Japanese authorities without condition or compensation, the entire leased territory of Klau-Chau, "?'"whereas It is self-evident that the release of said territory to the Japa nese government would be inlmlbal to the Interest of the United States and China, whose territorial Integrity should be preserved; therefore Be It "Resolved, that the Secretary of State be, and he Is hereby, directed to communicate with the Japanese gov ernment that the United States views with concern the transfer by force of arms of any Chinese territory to Japan or any other foreign nation, or, any transfer of territory without the | unconditional consent of the Chinese government." Wu Leased to Germany. In a statement with the resolution Representative Britten said: "Klau-Chau was leased to the Ger man government for a period of ninety-nine years shortly after the Japanese-Chinese trouble In about 1904. The surrounding country Is rich In coal and other valuable minerals. If It Is to be relinquished by the Germans there Is no reason that I can see why It should be taken over by the Japa nese, even temporarily. It appears to me to be a warlike step to gain a big hold on Chinese territory. The United States should see to It that the ter ritorial entity of China is not broken up In this manner." Xiau-Chau Fortified. Klau-Chau is the great eGrman strong hold of the orient Since It was taken from China elaborate fortlflcations have been built, with bastions and glacis, until now It 1( considered to be as formidable aa the great fortress at Port Arthur. In whleh the Russians withstood the Japa nese siege of months. It is now garrison ad by a German force of about 6,000 men. The entire establishment, army and na val. Is under a German military govern mBack of the fortress the Germans have Improve the hinterland so as to assure a large and constant source of. "UPP''" 5? the fortress. Still farther back "network re cs'" shUuS* ? The nivffSrfensS. of Klau^hau front on the bar. which Is large niiMuate tor the maneuvering of a fleet. However, the German naval force "JJjJ? consists chiefly of orulsers and ?unbo*ta. wtthout any battleship or a large organlsalon comparing with that Japan maintains In her own waters. It is expected* therefore, that in the event of operations against Kia?-Chai^ they would be of the army rather than mltted her. The Leipzlg had planed an order for 700 tons. Under the neutrality regulations the Leipzig: can take on only sufficient coal to carry her to the nearest German port, in this case Apia, Samoa. She must leave before 1 o'clock tomorrow morning. Lurking in the fog bank off the Far rallones Is supposed to be the French armored cruiser Montcalm, a vessel su Eerlor in everything but speed. The eipzig was built to make twenty-threa knots and the Montcalm twenty-one. The Leipzig is of only 3,250 tons dis placement and the Montcalm of 9..1?17. Supposedly, however, the Leipzig will be in touch with the Numburg. a cruiser of the same class, ae soon uk 'she gets outside the three-mile limit. In San Diego lies the Japanese 1 cruiser Idsumo, which carries h*?avi?r . metal than any foreign warship in these waters. ?SSHSH land ride K n" a movem?nt fom the wlSfa J?Kr ?*??.?? tL". "rctel a?a?a?as?S5 fc'sas.'saSBSr-w Henace to Japan. ewT rSr./*P*na"e ?,an<Jpo'nt Klau U ?enaoe to J?P?n Is that sreatfleM^ r ?PI>0*Uo K?rea. the ili Jap?ne?e colonial de ?'loptT0T,r's a,8?3uBt t': "and. eoutherly Japanese is. SJidThV'f authority on orientalJ?,,* took "th#'"lead"amori*16 ropean powers ?rouP of Eu^ Japan should not retain""^.?'?' i?th"J ^r,d?thbuy P?S a "German ?^ort*y this clalml^ it M ^'"^"au. sks SSTto""u~^ Meantime, Russia <b ?#> , Port Arthur. and PnrknH l?n*'rt Rt ?:r S*nEu7Ca"n with Klau-Chau In" nor,h ch'?*. position at the .^The'cS!^ t??ritoryh".t10?rnJ5 ??u?ht to have th.s "T Triton lif nortt'chlivf Japan's Policy. binTI," COnBUnt a?wed policy has Ch!" ,t0 "ei?Ure the of Klau I? "nd U now <>?lared that "*hor'tatlve Japanese quarters , " J,P'? has no territorial aspira tions whatever as to Klau-Chau: that ration to Ch7E?"? 1." securln? 'ts raat>? i^\r^tVirVh7?rrdhv"trh'; peace ^UV^pr.?.?'JT* to to tav^!f;^?s2ers juiuno# i. nid WSSMfes tended" forVn?01, th# aIII,inc? "as ex a: ? j War with a power with whnm a aV-^ u"b,,idra8t0.ntesWah'Jntr^. of KV JiSh^'^p^h.r^w0^' cle 4 excepted this country from tlm operation of ,he Ang?.j,.,?tntm.!;|! Germany's Resources. Germany's resources In the far east are the the maJn ,0 ,he 6 0?> men al Kla?-Cha?. These have srxircsrJi.'*" ?" 2? ZZIJ'T""? r aereement with other Power*, for the purpose of maintaining S lSUSn W'th the seaboard. meT'-:r, .1 "japan's f?r"* h?r war?hlM?ar*. far greater, as ewtrrnu* in ,?nd "rn<"" are all con statJoruT^InsoutherriK Japan'B na,al 360 miles A# er?k Korea are within ~vaj d^Doi 1aa' "nd the chief military Case's ^ , al? and n*val and mlleaof Ku?.r?-1f*p!? ,*r* wlthln than a day's .J J* hardly mors t^Ss eoJfJnv^ v ?r the fleet, and trans E sr^ff awafai Mj^<SSctSStl<,n aoa embarktt HJier; "? ?J?ut 1.200 United states ma. Mi. w^trwnHn ?t'tloned at Te ?ax ?/iVl- ?" WOUams commands the UndermS'inTohn'c. There are 1?* savlnge banks in Ksw fork state.